Monday, August 23

Class has begun!

First day jitters.
Not them.
Me.
They were very proud of their new lunch boxes.
(No, that is not gel in the boys hair, it's called chronic bed head)
Speaking of class.............
My first class at Maureen's was last Thursday. 

She turned a storage room into the cutest little classroom! 
I love the sheet music decoupaged on the table
 
A sewing station.

A closet turned snack room. 
Crazy about the muslin curtains!
The whole room is an artists dream room.

Before long the table looked like this.
Terri, Cindy & Jan sorting through the vintage elements.
Every one's work was totally unique, reflecting their individual style.
Playing with parts.
A work in progress.
shows her finished piece.
Here's a closer look.  Layers of lace & a touch of blue!
My dear friend Lori, from Katie's Rose Cottage created this awesome collage. 
 I love how she turned Dawn's little shoes into ballet slippers.
Jan's work was amazing!
A self proclaimed perfectionist, she finished this piece in a little over 3 hours.  
Susan loved the pink items from my stash & made pockets from the lace!
Clever girl.
Thank you
 Maureen, Lori, Cindy, Terri, Jan, Erica & Jan for sharing a night of creating & fun!
FYI- I'm teaching a second class of Elements of Collage on Sunday September 11 beginning at 9:30 am.  There are 3 spaces left if your interested.
~Lisa

49 comments:

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You are such a rock star, girl!
Your classes just get better and better, Wicked Tea is gonna be off the charts.

Chronic bed head, ROFL! Me too!!!

Love ya loads,
Me

The Green Pea said...

The class looks like a lot of fun. I love all the lace, sweet idea. Have a great week. sandi

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~
Ohhhh girl ! I have been dying to hear how the kids did today ~
Did they do okay ? I bet it seemed so very weird ~ I promise school rocks for them and for you ! It is a wonderful time of life ~

The class was awesome and I look forward to another one soon ~

xoxo
Lori

The Charm House said...

I just love your blog... So Inspiring!!!
Thanks,
Yvette

The Feathered Nest said...

My goodness girl....everyone's collages are so GORGEOUS!!!! I love how they each have their own theme but still have all have such beautiful elements... Maureen's class room is wonderful too! I'm so glad the kids had a great day today and I bet tomorrow will be even better, no more first day jitters (for you too!) hugs and love Lisa, Dawn

Brynwood Needleworks said...

First, your little "creations" are just the cutest kidlets! All shiny and ready for school. I love it!
All your students must have had a ball. It appears that they were truly inspired by your class.
xoxo
Donna

Beth Leintz said...

Those collages are just wonderful- even the table looked great with all those sepia and cream pictures and lace and other goodies. I WANNA TAKE YOUR CLASS!

Kiddos are darling- hope YOU survived their first day of school.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I wish I was there...I just love those collages! Every one is fantastic.

vicki said...

Oh my gosh - what a wonderful class - those collage treasures are out of this world - that is one talented bunch of ladies! Great job Lisa!!!

Those babies of yours are just about the most adorable sweeties I have ever seen~~~

Vicki

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I wanna' go! I wanna' go! This is the sign of an excellent teacher - your students' projects are just gorgeous! I'm so glad you shared these with us.

Linda said...

Your kids are sure cuties, Lisa~ all three starting school on one day...I'd have three times the tears... The class projects all look wonderful!

TinyBear said...

Your class looks awesome Lisa - everyones collage is so beautiful. I love those little shoes and all the layers of lace being used.
Oh - I wish I could come too :D
Thnaks a for sharing.
XOXO Tina

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,
UHHH Lisa I remember how it was,letting my daughter "loose" for school--not funny at all.(They looks so cute)
*********
Lisa love your class, -love the beautifull boxes you had prepared for all, with all the wonderfull stuff inside.And they certainly made the most beautifull collages,all -how special it must have been, learning with you, sweetie.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, everyone's collages looks so beautiful!! I would love to take one of your classes one day! Do you ever have classes for beginners, I've never even attempted anything like that before! Your kids look so cute!!! How was thier first day of school? hugs~~~ Daphne

Diane said...

Oh, wow! Look at those bright eyed children....all ready to begin a new stage of their life =) Yes, I know how you feel Lisa...I felt it oh....about 34 years ago! LOL...Seems like much longer than that, but then again not that long ago.
What a great place to create....I would love to teach there. How could it not be wonderful???
Love the pieces the ladies made~beautiful work reflecting what is in each of their hearts!
Take care~
diane
xoxox

Diane said...

I just keep saying it, you gals in Texas have all the fun! *sigh* What else can I say except that I wish it weren't such along trek from here in PA to TX! I'd be camped on your doorstep regularly begging to go junking and crafting!
This looks like it was a blast. Everyone's creations are just beautiful!
Hugs and blessings, Diane

trash talk said...

Talk about wide tailed and bushy eyed...they look like they have the 'tude to take on the world. How 'bout you...when did you stop crying after they were safely in class?
What amazing results! You must be one heck of a teacher. Did your students bring an apple...I mean lace to the teacher?
Debbie

Claudia said...

Why don't I live in Texas??? I want to take your class, my friend. I love the amazing work everyone did - just gorgeous!

And your little ones are adorable. Can it really be time for school already?

xo
Claudia

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love the first day of school pix. your kids are A-DOOR-A-BULL!! (your teaching skills ain't too shabby either! ) :) Happy day mon amie!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love the first day of school pix. your kids are A-DOOR-A-BULL!! (your teaching skills ain't too shabby either! ) :) Happy day mon amie!

Susan said...

Oh that class looks awesome!! Love your blog. Susan

Lesley Venable said...

Sooooo wish I could take this class with you!!

Lesley

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh how I just love those little faces. They are priceless! I know they will be having a blast, and think about all the extra time you will have on your hands! The class looks so wonderful, if only...
xo,
Debra

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oh dear...
Here I am being a road whore and look what I'm missing...
dang!
YOUR CLASS WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Everyone's work was AWESOME!!!!
I wish I could call you and get the low down of all the FUN! We are so busy but I WILL run in the closet and call you when I get the first chance I get!!!!!
Dang I miss you. I having the "Lisa Heaves" but most of all, that photo of the chilllrrren (MY angels) just melted my heart and put a huge smile on my face!
Bye my fav fwiend and teach...
i love you!!!!
:)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I would so love to take that class!!! Everyone's collages are gorgeous! Your little ones are adorable! Hope they had a great first day!
Michelle

Angela said...

What a big day at your house...I hope they had a great time at school!!
The collages are all so beautiful. So much talent, such a good teacher!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Looks like everyone had a great time and the beautiful treasures that everyone turned out. You have to be good girl for everyone to make beautiful like that. I know how good you are, since I was in one of your classes. You're Great!!
Hope you and the kids had a great first day of school. This is the first day of lots of wonderful memories of them in school. And hold on to your hat because time is going to start flying for you. I think you can count on Christmas next month, at least it will seem like that and school will be out for summer in no time. But it is a fun ride so enjoy every minute.
Hugs, Pat

Petit Coterie said...

What a neat class to take! Very creative on the collages.

xx,
Michelle

Charlene said...

The kiddo's looked adorable! I'm sure they did just great & you will too.

As for the class I am PEA GREEN!!! I so wish I could have been there. It's so my thing. I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT! But, as you know right now I have my hands full & I don't think they'll be empty by Sept 11. DARN! I also can't wait to go see Maureen's shop. It looks adorable! HUGS & I miss you. I have gotten to see Carolyn twice since I've been up here.
Charlene

My Arts Desire said...

Now I know why the good lace is getting harder and harder to find---it's all living in TEXAS! Part of the stash went into making these gorgeous collages and the rest is probably in your suitcases! But the sweetest treasures are in that first photo...priceless. Brings back so many wonderful memories of when mine were that little.

Katsui Jewelry said...

lisa,
i think i am going to get in my car and pick up beth on the way and take your class. those are just precious and adorable. i love them and love your colors...and the goodies you gave them to work with are incredible!

speaking of precious and adorable, those kids of your are so darling. they each have their own "style" with their clothes and backpacks and they have the freshest looks on their faces!

hugs,
suz

p.s.i really can't come but, my gosh, you have so much talent flying around in texas! paper cowgirl must be amazing.

Nelly said...

Oh, Lisa. Your triplets are just ADORABLE!!! And those fabric collages are gorgeous and so inspiring. How I swoon at such yummy creations. What is the round glass/plastic dome? frame? Its so cool!

Nelly

Sandy Navarro said...

How cute are the kidos! My mom dreaded my first day, but I was all over it! Finally, people my size! LOL

LOVE the class and everyone did an amazing job! The class room is so cute and inspiring. You are one talented Mamma!

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

And you didn't think you could teach.
Lisa, God has great plans for you as he uses you as an instrument to fill people's lives with beauty.

I think of you often and would love to come to one of your classes and it's actually possible as one of my "little girls" has moved to whitney.

put me on a mailing list? how do i find out the next time you're blessing women?

xxoo, Jan

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lisa, love the photo of the babes before school. Hope they have a great time this year! Looks like the ladies in your class sure had a good time....their creations are gorgeous! You must be thrilled! ~ Angela

nancy huggins said...

Don't know which pictures I enjoyed most..The room or the items some of you made..I really love the muslin curtains..I know I will make some of them for a room in the new house :)

Storybook Woods said...

What sweetie pies you have!!! Beautiful classroom and soo inspiring. The class looks like soo much fun. We all wish we could take a class from you xoxoxo Clarice

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw Lisa your triplets are so cute :)

Gosh how I would have loved to play along in your class *sigh* the results are amazing!
And that studio looks wonderful too! Love the sheet music paper decoupaged on the table so much! Oh and the pretty settings with the round silver trays! I wonder if the round parts are made of glass or something more light weight and how do you make them hold/stick, are they glued on the collage? I luckily came across such pretty round glasses in two different sizes at our flea market lately and am currently making little collages to put under them and then solder them under the glass. So fun!

Wishing you and your family a very happy weekend!

xoxo~ Carola

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw Lisa your triplets are so cute :)

Gosh how I would have loved to play along in your class *sigh* the results are amazing!
And that studio looks wonderful too! Love the sheet music paper decoupaged on the table so much! Oh and the pretty settings with the round silver trays! I wonder if the round parts are made of glass or something more light weight and how do you make them hold/stick, are they glued on the collage? I luckily came across such pretty round glasses in two different sizes at our flea market lately and am currently making little collages to put under them and then solder them under the glass. So fun!

Wishing you and your family a very happy weekend!

xoxo~ Carola

Miss Sandy said...

You can tell by the work of the students that they are not only talented but that they had an awesome teacher too!!! Congrats on surviving those jitters! Have fun on your next class and have a great weekend!

Erica said...

I hope the kids enjoyed the first week of school. This class was so much fun, and I can't wait to take another one with you!
Hugs,
Erica

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your class looks like so much fun, Lisa!!! The results are just beautiful and the girls must have been very happy about their creations. That means you are a fabulous teacher! I certainly would love to play with you and your stash as well :-).
What a great "storage" room! It's larger than my studio.
Have a wonderful weekend, girl!
Big hugs to you,
Julia

time-worn interiors said...

what a great class! I would love to attend one of those, to bad I live so far away! Are you coming to Theresa Cano's blog party at Zapp Hall, I would love to meet you!
Theresa

Diana said...

What precious children you have been blessed with. Love the pieces you all created in your class...so romantic and charming. The years do fly by quickly...you are a very wise mommy in wanting to hold back time and cherishing every minute.
Hugs
Diana

sweetpea said...

Lisa, there are two fabulous people I am hoping to meet face to face at the show and you are one of them!

hugs,

Shelley

Gracefully Vintage said...

so Jealous- love it, love the table as well- I love music notes- wish i could of been there- and those kiddies are so cute..
Karryann

June said...

Oh Lisa, it would be a dream come true to have you as a teacher. I know it would be a challenge, but I know that you could make an artist out of even me.
These women took home of some gorgeous collages. I only know Lori (and her piece is too die for).
I adore Maureen's beautiful class room too.
Gosh...I can't believe how much you inspire me!!!!!!!!!
hugs

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Lisa,
I love everything in your home. Tell me where did you get the lampshade from? I need a little one like that for a vintage lamp I purchased.I tell you the stuff we collect! Hugs, LizlovesVintage

cindy said...

Looks like it was super fun! and hey! I know most of those gals...ohmygosh...everyone's turned out amazing!!!!!! Just Fab. I wanna take a class, but still can't fit into either day...hope you will do another.

hugs,
c